Thursday, March 05, 2009
In memoriam - Prof. Dr. Ingo Wegener, 1950-2008
Ingo Wegener passed away last November, see his obituary here: Nachruf/Obituary. He taught at University of Dortmund/TU Dortmund and ran a group of Evolutionary Algorithm researchers looking into the basic theory and run-time analysis of EAs. His papers and the basic approach of his 'school' have been very influential in my PhD research and he was quite encouraging of my proposed ideas. If at the end of our lives we are professionally remembered half as fondly as he will be then that is success.